Where Should Our Garbage Go?

This week on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAII – we'll talk trash. That is, what should become of the hundreds of thousands of tons of municipal waste we generate every year on Oahu? The flooding that closed the Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill in January highlighted the need to either expand the capacity at the current landfill or locate a new site.

We'll talk with a member of the site selection committee, a community leader and city and state policy makers for the latest in this ongoing controversy. Host Dan Boylan will be joined by a panel including: Bruce Anderson, member of the Honolulu Landfill Advisory Committee and former State Health Director; Douglas Chin, Managing Director, City and County of Honolulu; Gary Gill, Deputy Director for Environmental Health, State Department of Health; and Maeda Timson, Chair of the Kapolei-Makakilo-Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board.

This conversation was recorded on Mar. 17, 2011 in the PBS Hawaii studio. Insights on PBS Hawaii is presented on Thursdays at 7:30.


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